Aadhar Card Found On Pak Militant, Police Stunned


Srinagar: A PoK-based JeM militant commander who was recently arrested from Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla area by the police has Aadhar card in his name, raising serious concern in the security circle.

Abdul Rehman, a Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) fidayeen, was arrested by J&K police on Friday following a tip-off. But what has startled the police is an Aadhar card recovered from his possession, the Indian Express reported.

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The militant was arrested from Hajibal in the upper reaches of Baramulla town, the report said citing sources.

According to police, the militant commander belongs to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit that was responsible for the Pathankot attack.

They said Rehman is a resident of Muzaffarabad and had arrived in Kashmir in February this year as part of a six-member Jaish group.

The Aadhar card mentions his name as Shabir Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Rasool Khan.

Presently, the police are trying to establish the veracity of the card.

“We are in process of finding out whether the card has been forged or that he has managed to get an Aadhar card.

“If the card turns out to be genuine, it is a serious issue for the security agencies,” the report quoted a senior police officer as saying.